This build is focused on various bug fixes, improvements, and small features from the PHP (e.g. suggest parameter name based on type-hint), web, & IntelliJ platform sides.
Since PhpStorm 6, PHP Open API, our powerful extension point, has been significantly extended to allow 3rd-party plugin creators to augment all aspects of IDE with the features relevant to different PHP frameworks. Today we are really happy to feature two open-source plugins written by the community: PHP Annotations Plugin and Symfony2 Plugin.
We would like to note, that while PhpStorm team has been focused on core development, these plugins has been entirely created by the community, and authors brought their PHP development experience and deep knowledge of PHP frameworks to make these plugins to meet the requirements of real world developers. PhpStorm team has been working with plugin developers, providing the assistance required and introducing extensibility.
Symfony2 Plugin provides various Symfony Framework related features, such as navigation and code completion with dependency-injection support for Symfony Core, Symfony Components, Twig templates, Doctrine, and much more. Learn more about the plugin in our plugin repository, in GitHub project, and in documentation.
Please do test these plugins so we all can have the most polished experience in upcoming 7.1 release. In case you experience any problems with these plugins, please report to respective GitHub issue trackers directly, and in case there is some issue from our side, we will assist plugins developers from the PhpStorm side to resolve it ASAP.
We would be glad to support more plugin authors working on framework-specific and other plugins for PhpStorm, so please don’t hesitate to contact the team in comments below, twitter, or any other way.
Patch-update from the previous EAP will be available in an hour.
Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains PhpStorm Team